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Table 1 Patient baseline data

From: Patient-centered communication and shared decision making to reduce HbA1c levels of patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus - results of the cluster-randomized controlled DEBATE trial

  Intervention Control Total
N % N % N %
Number of patients 435 52.2 398 47.8 833 100.0
Sex
 Male 241 55.4 212 53.3 453 54.4
 Female 194 44.6 186 46.7 380 45.6
 Age (median) 65.9   65.8   65.9  
Marital statusa
 Single 46 10.6 41 10.3 87 10.5
 Married 273 62.8 229 57.7 502 60.3
 Divorced 30 6.9 52 13.1 82 9.9
 Widowed 86 19.8 75 18.9 161 19.4
Living with a partnerb
 Yes 291 67.1 252 63.6 543 65.4
 No 143 32.9 144 36.4 287 34.6
Year of diagnosis (mean) 1999   2001   2000  
  1. Notes: a one missing value, b three missing values